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[Ready] Puntius Denisonii (Red-lined Torpedo Barb)
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Location: Bristol, UK

PostPosted: 2005.04.22(Fri)12:41    Post subject: [Ready] Puntius Denisonii (Red-lined Torpedo Barb) Reply with quote

Scientific Name: Puntius Denisonii
Common Name: Red-lined Torpedo Barb
Origin: India
Size: 4-6in
Temperature: 15-25C
pH: 6.8-7.8

In the wild, these fish inhabit fast-flowing freshwater streams and rivers in India. Puntius denisonii, formerly known as Barbus denisonii, were initially scarce in UK aquatic stores and came with a hefty price tag. They are now becoming more widely available. As a shoaling fish, they are happier when kept with others (preferably in groups of 4-6) and prefer a larger tank, 200L or up with plenty of swimming space. They are extremely fast and active.

I keep my 4 with rainbowfish in a 400L, and they are my favourite fish overall. Certainly one of the more peaceful barbs I have ever kept, and amazing centrepiece fish for a larger planted tank. They are naturally this colourful - when I initially saw them I thought they had been dyed, but their colours are natural. They reach approximately six inches when adult, and accept a wide range of foods. Mine love bloodworm! They did not look very 'bright' in the store tank, but soon coloured up when settled in my tank.
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